Shark Bites

Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. He was seemingly close to playing last week and is now on track to return for Monday night's game against the Falcons. A healthy Engram remains an easy TE1.

Giants TE Rhett Ellison (foot) is inactive for tonight's game against the Eagles. TE Evan Engram (knee) is also out. That leaves Scott Simonson as New York's lead TE. He's obviously not a fantasy option. Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Saquon Barkley will dominate targets for the G-Men.

Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Eagles. He returned to practice this week, putting him on track to return for Week 7. Rhett Ellison gets another game as New York's lead TE but would be a desperation fantasy play.

Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) put in a limited practice on Tuesday. It looks like he has a shot to return for Thursday night's game against the Eagles. We should have a better idea of his status after tomorrow's practice.

Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) "has a shot" to play against the Eagles on Thursday night, HC Pat Shurmur said Monday. Engram will be 2-and-a-half weeks removed at that point from an injury that was expected to sideline him 2-4 weeks. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation over the next couple of days.

The Giants have ruled OLB Olivier Vernon (ankle) out once again. He returned to practice this week but still has yet to play this regular season

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (back) is not listed on the final injury report. He had a procedure early in the week to remove a cyst from his back but put in full practices on Thursday and Friday. Shepard is a low-end fantasy play vs. Carolina’s 10th-ranked WR defense.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (back) returned to a full practice on Thursday. He'll play against the Panthers' 10th-ranked WR defense this weekend. Shepard is a low-end WR3 in that matchup.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard was held out of Wednesday's practice after having a procedure to remove a cyst from his lower back, HC Pat Shurmur said. Shurmur added that he expects Shepard back at practice later this week, which presumably means he'll play against the Panthers on Sunday. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

The Giants have placed RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) on IR. This is just about the end for the 31-year-old. RB Wayne Gallman had already emerged as the handcuff to Saquon Barkley.

The Giants have ruled OLB Olivier Vernon (ankle) and CB Eli Apple (groin) out for Sunday’s game against the Saints. Vernon has yet to play this season. Apple will miss his 2nd straight contest. The absences can only add upside to a Saints pass offense that didin’t need the help.

Giants TE Evan Engram is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with his sprained MCL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. New York's bye doesn't come until Week 9, and it sounds like Engram will be back before that. Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Saquon Barkley figure to dominate targets while Engram is out.

Giants TE Evan Engram has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and is considered "week to week," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. We'll look for a more concrete timetable, but Engram owners obviously need to be lining up a replacement. Giants backup TE Rhett Ellison isn't a viable fantasy option. Engram's absence should push more targets to Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Saquon Barkley.

Giants TE Evan Engram injured his knee in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Texans and is officially questionable to return. We'll pass along another update when we get one.

UPDATE: Engram has been ruled out.

Giants TE Evan Engram (ankle) is not listed on the final injury report. He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday but put in a full practice on Friday. Engram is locked in as a solid TE1 play against a Texans defense that Football Outsiders ranks 30th in TE coverage.

The Giants have ruled OLB Olivier Vernon out for the 3rd straight game because of his ankle injury. They've also ruled CB Eli Apple (groin) out for Sunday's visit to Houston. The absences can only help the outlook for a Texans offense that already looked like 1 to target for fantasy starters this weekend.

Giants OLB Olivier Vernon has been ruled out for the 2nd straight game because of an ankle injury. He's not worth owning right now in most redraft IDP leagues.

Giants RB Wayne Gallman is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a knee injury. He'd been serving as Saquon Barkley's backup. Jonathan Stewart will step into that role for however long Gallman is out.

The Giants have ruled OLB Olivier Vernon out for Sunday's opener against the Jaguars because of an ankle injury. We'll see about his status for Week 2. New York will miss its top pass rusher in the 1st game under new DC James Bettcher, but you shouldn't have been planning to use this defense in fantasy anyway.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. The rookie missed a big chunk of August but said earlier this week that he's "definitely ready for a full workload." The matchup is rough against Jacksonville, but Barkley's talent and volume projection make him a must-start in season-long leagues.

 
 
 

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